Remember These Most Popular Styles of Old Barns?

By | September 28, 2018

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New England farm with Autumn Sugar Maples, Vermont. (Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/UIG via Getty Images)

A symbol of America’s agricultural roots, the barn is a quaint and charming throwback to our farming days. The barns of yesteryear come in all shapes and sizes to represent the geographic area in which they were built or immigrant culture who constructed them. Still, others were designed for a particular purpose, whether it was to house livestock, store crops, or protect farm implements. Do you remember these common barn styles and the distinct features that make them unique? 

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English Style Barn

English Style Barns were common in the northeastern part of the United States from the time of the American Revolution War through the early 1900s. English Style Barns, also called three bay barns, featured a double door on one side that was big enough for a wagon to pass through it. Typically measuring about thirty feet by forty feet, the barn was built at ground level and did not have a barn cellar or basement.